“I told him, you do all the cute stuff and I’ll handle the dirty work,” Hunt said.
It’s not always about the gaudy numbers he puts up, though. Mahomes is also a source of entertainment whenever the cameras are on him. So while those stats may have helped him lead the Chiefs to the top-scoring offense in the league and a 6-1 record, let’s highlight some of the other ways Mahomes kept the party going Sunday night.
Mahomes threw four scoring passes in Sunday night’s 45-10 win over the Cincinnati Bengals at Arrowhead Stadium. That gives him 22 touchdown passes in the first eight games of his career, breaking the NFL record of 21 set by Kurt Warner.
(3-4) at Chiefs (6-1)
Opening line: Chiefs -9
Betting on the Chiefs has basically been free money this year. Through seven weeks, the Chiefs are 7-0 ATS, which is the best mark in the NFL. The Chiefs have also covered the spread in 11 straight games dating back to last season, and if you think that’s impressive, they’ve been almost as good against the AFC West.
A Kansas City Chiefs season ticket holder from Minnesota says someone fired shots into his RV while he and his family were in town this weekend for the game.
The Chiefs had some fun with the play by comparing the two celebrations to when Michael Scott learns how to perform CPR on The Office.
The Chiefs walked all over the Bengals on primetime. Stop us if you’ve heard that before. The Bengals’ primetime record under Marvin Lewis is abysmal; they’re now 1-9 on Sunday night under Marvin Lewis. The Chiefs had more than two times the number of first downs and total yardage as the Bengals. Pretty much nothing went right for Cincinnati, unless they wanted to know more about backup quarterback Jeff Driskel who entered in garbage time of Cincinnati’s blowout loss.
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Pittsburgh franchise-tagged the running back over the offseason, but Bell has yet to show up to the facility to sign and play on the $14.54 million tender. Bell must report by Week 10 or else his contract tolls into next season.
Instead, the league has presented a soft rollout, penalizing players only occasionally to avoid flag-filled games but following up with more-than-occasional fines and dozens of warning letters to players and teams. The warning letters spell out violations that went uncalled, with video, and advise that similar hits will be penalized in the future.
After watching video from the win, coach Van Joseph said Friday, “We’re 3-4, we’re not a team that’s rolling right now.”
Demaryius Thomas is a smart guy as well as one of the all-time best receivers in Broncos’ history.
If there are enough reports out there stating he’s on the trading block, then he can deduce the possibility he may not be wearing the Broncos’ No. 88 much longer.
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Here were the snap counts for the Chiefs:
“Honestly, we’ve had great teams every year with great potential,” Chiefs linebacker Dee Ford, who recorded his fifth sack in the game, said. “It seems this year what’s different this year, I don’t know how to say it, it’s just the feeling. It’s what you can’t explain. I’ll tell you what, though, this was a big game. I don’t think anyone wanted to say it, this was a big game because we had a good start last year like this and just to really get over the hump. We don’t want to say it or peak too soon. But you take it game-by-game.”
The Oakland Raiders will send wide receiver Amari Cooper to the Dallas Cowboys, as first reported by ESPN’s Josina Anderson.
Mahomes has this presence about him that, despite his age and experience, exudes leadership, and I find as we navigate through the first half of this season, that like an Eric Berry, Mahomes makes everyone around him confident by the way in which he carries himself.
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